After the Second World War, the 500 Bubenreuth locals agreed to accept in their midst 2000 musical instrument makers from Schönbach in Egerland. This is a great achievement that has been unparalled in German history. Bubenreuth is therefore a role model for integration that continues to have an effect on today´s society. The place is predestined for a museum which is to take up the subject of integration and to make things come alive.

History of Music

Bubenreuth, that name used to be synonymous to music in general. In the post-war period, the small Franconian place had developed from an agricultural village into the European metropolis of string instrument making. Instruments from Bubenreuth were being used in highly prominent positions in all genres – covering a wide range from classical music over jazz to folk and pop music. That is why Bubenreuth is being presented with the unique opportunity of creating a very special musical museum. A great variety of musical instruments, pictures, documents and especially audio samples is going to give the various target groups the chance to travel in time and to learn more about the history and the development of the different musical styles of the 20th century.